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Just when the crowd thought all the awards were given, suddenly there was one more: the Charles Todd Medal winner for Communicator of the Year. (Charles Todd directed the construction of the Adelaide-Darwin telegraph).
Apparently the winner had been kept closer to the chest than the NBN announcement, so when Stephen Conroy took the prize he looked genuinely flabbergasted.
He won, according to ATUG, for "seeking input from feisty and fearless friends", improving levels of customer service by working with industry, developing Australia's digital economy, working through platforms, policies, opportunities and obstacles and supporting campaigns seeking fairer outcomes for users.
(Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)